Digital Fabrication Studio

ULS6.75 - (75watt) LASER

Laser cutting is a technology that uses a laser beam to cut through materials by vaporizing them. The process involves directing a high-power laser beam through optics and using a computer numerical control (CNC) system to guide the beam along a desired path. The laser beam melts, burns, vaporizes, or blows away the material, resulting in a clean and precise cut with a high-quality surface finish.

ULS 6.75 Laser Cutter Manual

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Need a template file?  Use the below links:

Rhinoceros 3D Template File

Adobe Illustrator Template File

 

Materials

It's important that your material is flat! Start out with something under 1/8 inch thick.

Acceptable Materials

  • Cardboard, chipboard, mat board or any other paper product
  • Plywood, and solid wood (more plys = harder to cut)
  • Masonite (has a lot of glue and is difficult to cut over 1/4 inch)
  • Cotton Fabrics
  • Casted Acrylic Sheet (Plexiglas) - paper backing can be left on, plastic backing must be removed

Banned Materials

  • PVC/Vinyl/artificial leather (emits pure chlorine gas when cut! It will ruin the optics, cause the metal of the machine to corrode, and ruin the motion control system)
  • Lexan/Polycarbonate (cuts very poorly, will discolor and catch fire)
  • Foam/Polystyrene/Polypropylene (catches fire, emits fumes)
  • Mirror (mirrored acrylic sheet is OK if the mirror is face down)